Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Zimbabwe"

    Stadium stampede: Many injured during Nigeria-Zambia match

Stadium stampede: Many injured during Nigeria-Zambia match

A stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom has left many injured.The incident took place just before the match between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopo of Zambia as fans made their way into the stadium.The Akwa-Ibom stadium was filled beyond its capacity of 30,000.According to PUNCH, some of the football fans were beaten with [...]

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    Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, handed herself to the South African police on Tuesday and will be charged with assault after reports that she attacked a young woman, Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg.Fikile Mbalula, the police minister earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with the police.South African media said [...]

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    Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, on Saturday said he's not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980.His health is closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he [...]

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    Mugabe doesn’t sleep at public functions, he just closes his eyes to avoid light, says spokesman

Mugabe doesn’t sleep at public functions, he just closes his eyes to avoid light, says spokesman

George Charamba, spokesman to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, says the president does not sleep at public functions as it appears.He blamed the situation on the president's eye problems, adding that he was only allergic to bright light.He also said it pains him to hear that the president dozes off in public.Mugabe flew to Singapore on Tuesday for advanced treatment  for [...]

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    Like Buhari, Mugabe flies abroad for medical treatment

Like Buhari, Mugabe flies abroad for medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, the government said in a statement, two months after his previous such trip to the south Asian nation.Mugabe, 93, flew to Singapore late on Monday.The ministry of information said he was expected to return home at the weekend.Mugabe now struggles to walk, with security aides forming a [...]

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    Mugabe: Zimbabwe more developed than Nigeria

Mugabe: Zimbabwe more developed than Nigeria

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    Father, son killed in Zimbabwe plane crash

Father, son killed in Zimbabwe plane crash

A small aircraft chartered by Mozambican ports company Cornelder crashed near the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border, killing all six occupants, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.Among the victims were four Green Motors Services (GMS) directors while the two crew members were a father and son.According to NAN, Cornelder Mozambique, the company using the plane, is a private joint venture between Moçambique [...]

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    I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has promised the people of Zimbabwe that he would not impose his successor.Speaking at a ceremony to mark his 93rd birthday, the world's oldest ruler, said if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader.According to reports, some people have asked the president to choose a successor [...]

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    Ex-CBN director to Buhari: Even Abacha depended on experts… don’t let Nigeria become Zimbabwe

Ex-CBN director to Buhari: Even Abacha depended on experts… don’t let Nigeria become Zimbabwe

Akpan Ekpo, a former director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has warned the current administration not to allow the economic situation deteriorate to the level of Zimbabwe.In an interview with TheCable at Washington, Akpan said even Sani Abacha, the late military dictator, allowed experts to run the economy.Lamenting over the situation when non-professionals are in charge of key ministries, [...]

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    It’s time to go, Botswana president tells Mugabe

It’s time to go, Botswana president tells Mugabe

President Ian Khama of Botswana has called on Robert Mugabe, his Zimbabwean president, to step aside and allow a new leadership in the country.Speaking on Wednesday in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, Khama said the call had become imperative because the political and economic implosion in Zimbabwe since 2000 is dragging down the whole of southern Africa.The British-trained former general said [...]

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    Mugabe: It’s true that I died, but I’ve resurrected

Mugabe: It’s true that I died, but I’ve resurrected

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Saturday joked that he died during his trip to Dubai, but that he had resurrected.Mugabe looked jovial as he fielded questions from reporters at the airport in Harare."Yes, I was dead, it's true that I was dead. I resurrected as I always do. Once I get back to my country I am real," he [...]

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    Mugabe says no, ‘forever no’ to anti-govt protests

Mugabe says no, ‘forever no’ to anti-govt protests

President Robert Mugabe has broken his silence on the ongoing protests against his government, saying no, “forever no” to the demonstrations which he alleged were being sponsored by foreign countries.On July 8, a 'stay away' protest movement, led by church minister Evan Mawarire, shut down most businesses, government offices, schools and hospitals in the biggest act of public defiance against [...]

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    Youths endorse Mugabe for 2018 presidential election

Youths endorse Mugabe for 2018 presidential election

Tens of thousands of Robert Mugabe supporters marched on Wednesday in Harare, singing sang pro-Mugabe songs as they spilled out of buses in downtown Harare.Prosper Machado, a youth leader from central Zimbabwe, said demonstrators were shipped in from all over Zimbabwe for the ‘One Million-Man’ march, organised by the youth wing of ZANU-PF, the ruling party.Machado said his group had [...]

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    Drought forces Zimbabwe to put wild animals on sale

Drought forces Zimbabwe to put wild animals on sale

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on Tuesday put its wild animals up for sale to save the beasts from a devastating drought.In a statement in Harare, the authorities urged members of the public "with the capacity to acquire and manage wildlife" – and enough land to hold the animals – to get in touch.There were no details on [...]

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    Mugabe: Shame on those who want me dead

Mugabe: Shame on those who want me dead

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has accused his potential successors of wanting him dead, saying shame is upon them because “I am not dying”.Speaking with about 10,000 veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s independence war on Thursday, the oldest African ruler said his frequent trips to Malaysia and Singapore had fed newspaper reports that he was ill and sometimes dying, stoking succession [...]

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    Mugabe pulls out of Indian festival over security fears

Mugabe pulls out of Indian festival over security fears

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe suddenly cancelled his participation at a cultural festival in India, citing “poor security”.Addressing journalists on Thursday, George Charamba, Mugabe’s spokesman, said the president who had been in the Asian country was to return home.“The cancellation follows communication from organisers of the festival acknowledging substantial inadequacies in protocol and security arrangements around the event,” he said.Mugabe, [...]

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